SCARCE AND MAGNIFICENT SET IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
THUCYDIDES ~ Thucydidis De Bello Peloponnesiaco Libri Octo Graece et Latine.
Biponti (Zweibrücken): Typographia Societatis, 1788-1789
6 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A magnificent set in full straight grain morocco, possibly by White of Pall Mall, with raised bands, gilt titles and fine gilt tooling to the head and tail of the spine and all edges gilt. From the Sotheby Sale of 29th February 1856. With extensive notes in Latin by Joseph Wasse and Karl Andreas Duker. Thucydides, Athenian historian and general, recounts the fifth-century B.C. Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens with strict standards of impartiality. In Greek and Latin this is a superb set of a rare edition.